Without the Gym II

Having cerebral palsy causes movement to be important. Exercise has been one of the best ways to improve symptoms. While staying away from consistent movement seems to have the opposite impact. Without the help of exercise my muscles tend to become tighter and more rigid. This translates into making everyday tasks more challenging as mobility … More Without the Gym II

Without the Gym

We have gone a few weeks now without the ability to use the gym. While we all take measures to keep safe, along with protecting others from getting sick. One of the things we can do in protection of ourselves seems to be exercise. But, we get so used to simply going to the gym. … More Without the Gym

Mauna Kea

With one round of golf played and a couple more days into our vacation. We found ourselves ready to play again. This time playing the course we had been discussing for some time. During our prior year trip to the Big Island, we didn’t play golf at Mauna Kea. Instead choosing to play a second … More Mauna Kea

Encompass

It was one of our sun-drenched days in the Puget Sound area. This meeting would take me away from Seattle about thirty miles. Up into the foothills of the Cascade Mountains to the town of North Bend. Not far from the town of Duvall, where my home has been for the previous few years. Encompass … More Encompass

Outdoors for All

The drive to Outdoors for All was drenched in sunshine last week. Temperatures still on the chilly side, but spring felt around the corner. The bridge took me over the lake and past the University of Washington. Tucked in the Sand Point neighborhood were the temporary offices. A typically looking office building with three stories. … More Outdoors for All

Hapuna

We traveled over to the Big Island of Hawaii this year. In the midst of relaxing, we had the opportunity to golf some. While planning our trip the decision was made to play some new courses. A couple we had missed during our previous trip to the island. The ideas of where to play and … More Hapuna

Rehab Without Walls

It was a few weeks ago on another rainy afternoon in Seattle. The drive up to Lynnwood took about half an hour. We were on our way to meet with an organization working with special needs children. Continuing to become familiar with people who help with cerebral palsy improvement. Rehab Without Wall has their main … More Rehab Without Walls

The Moving Plank

A challenging movement in our work out sessions has been the pushup. Which have involved their own progression with many steps. The first interaction of mine with the purple block was through the pushup. The purple block having become part of different exercises during the work with Bernard. However, the main movements this block has … More The Moving Plank

Hip Abduction

Working on the strength and flexibility of the hips has been important. The strength in the hips and glutes helps many activities become more productive. One of the weakest muscles in me has been the glutes. The weakness in them seems to make walking more challenging. That lack of strength could be a major reason … More Hip Abduction